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Too happy Earth! over thy face shall creep
No death divide thy immortality.
I loved - O no, I mean not one of ye,
I loved, I know not what - but this low sphere
Thou, whom seen nowhere, I feel everywhere. From heaven and earth, and all that in them are, Veiled art thou, like a
By Heaven and Earth, from all whose shapes thou flowest,
Neither to be contained, delayed, nor hidden,
Making divine the loftiest and the lowest,
When for a moment thou art not forbidden
To live within the life which thou bestowest;
And leaving noblest things vacant and chidden,
Cold as a corpse after the spirit's flight,
Blank as the sun after the birth of night.
In winds, and trees, and streams, and all things common.
Meant to express some feelings of their own;
Adore thee present or lament thee lost.
And thus I went lamenting, when I saw
The Heavens had wept upon it, but the Earth
I bore it to my chamber, and I planted
Fell through the window panes, disrobed of cold,
The mitigated influences of air
And light revived the plant, and from it grew
And every impulse sent to every part
Well might the plant grow beautiful and strong,
For one wept o'er it all the winter long
Tears pure as Heaven's rain, which fell upon it
Hour after hour; for sounds of softest song
Had loosed his heart, and shook the leaves and flowers On which he wept, the while the savage storm Waked by the darkest of December's hours
Was raving round the chamber hushed and warm ; The birds were shivering in their leafless bowers, The fish were frozen in the pools, the form Of every summer plant was dead . . .
ROUGH wind, that moanest loud
Knells all the night long;
Deep caves and dreary main,
Wail, for the world's wrong!
THE MAGNETIC LADY TO HER PATIENT.
"SLEEP, sleep on! forget thy pain;
My hand is on thy brow,
My spirit on thy brain ;
My pity on thy heart, poor friend;
The powers of life, and like a sign,
Sleep, sleep on! I love thee not;
But when I think that he
Who made and makes my lot
As full of flowers as thine of weeds,
Might then have charmed his agony